Reviewer:Christine Hennig -
July 31, 2004 Subject:
Men in Suits Talking About the Exciting Visual Medium of Film
This is a film about sponsored films for the makers of sponsored films. It features boring speeches by men in suits, talking about what an exciting visual medium film is. It then moves on to its real agenda, which is how to get sponsored films, with their messages of corporate propaganda, on tv during non-commercial public service time, into schools to infect the minds of the young, and into movie theaters disguised as entertainment. This is appalling, but we can take some consolation in the fact that the ultimate destination for these films is the internet, where they can be laughed at ever after by generations to come. Not this film, though, as it is dull as a convention of public relations executives.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: **. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ***.
February 18, 2003 Subject:
It's like you're actually THERE at the boring lecture!
In this speech after speech after speech film. 4 people go up to a podium and chat about various issues as distribution of business films in 1968. Somewhaty dull, even to a film junkie like me. Best part is the opening narrator's very pecular glasses. Are they too low? or just funny looking?
Key speakers from the 20th annual conference of the Public Relations Society of America.
Business films sponsored films ephemeral films